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Pon. Sivakumaran Memorial Cup 2018

June 9 @ 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Free

June 5th is commemorated by Tamils throughout the world as National Students’ Uprising Day to remember the greatest sacrifice that Sivakumaran Anna has made to our national liberation struggle. He has inspired many youth activists for years.

On June 5th 1974, Pon. Sivakumaran Anna, a hero, a leader and a youth, put his life on the line to fight for the rights of our oppressed Tamil brothers and sisters back home. He put his life on the line to fight for what we deserved, so much so that he carried a cyanide pill. “I would rather die than get caught. It is better to die than to betray your colleagues and movement to the police,” he said. Pon Sivakumaran Anna stood tall as a courageous leader and encouraged many to stand up and fight for the rights that we deserved. Thousands of students and youth flooded to Sivakumaran Anna’s funeral, pledging their support for the cause that he had died for.

Details

Date:
June 9
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Venue

Major Abbas Ali Park
180 McLevin Ave
Scarborough, ON M1B 6H7 Canada
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